It can be prepared in only a few moments with a little forward planning. Simply cook up some extra sausages and eggs when making another meal. Then keep them stored in the fridge for use on a following day. Preparation then becomes a simple and quick task that will have a very filling lunch ready in 15 minutes or less.
Simply make up some toasted bread and coat with yellow mustard. Pile cooked sausage, hard-boiled eggs and baked beans onto that base then serve hot.
Read on for how to make this as a great lunch. Check further for ideas on how to add more so that you create a dinner.
- 8 cooked Sausages (any variety)
- 8 hard-boiled Eggs
- 8 slices Wholemeal Bread
- 1-2 400g/14oz can vegetarian Baked Beans (see notes)
- Butter or Olive Spread
- 1 jar Yellow Mustard
- Sea Salt
- Black Pepper
- Shell the hard-boiled Eggs, rinse in cold water then set to one side to drain.
- Spoon the Baked Beans into a large microwaveable bowl. 1 can may be sufficient for lunch but 2 is better if appetites are hearty. This is one to trial when making the recipe. Better to use 2 cans and have some beans over than to end the meal with hungry diners.
- Slice the sausages lengthwise and place into the bowl with the baked beans.
- Mix so that the sausage slices become immersed in the baked beans.
- Cover and put into the the microwave. Set to heat on Full for 4-5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, begin toasting the bread. A large enough grill/broiler means that you will be able to do all 8 slices at once. Most of us can do 4 slices at a time at the most. Use the best method available to you until all the bread is toasted. Keep warm for a few moments.
- Take a fork and do a taste check on the beans. They need to have heated thoroughly which will depend on a combination of the bowl that you used and the power rating of your microwave. If they still need more heating then re-cover and return to the microwave. Heat on full power for a further 1-2 minutes.
- Spread the toast with butter or olive spread. Then spoon about ½ tsp yellow mustard onto each slice and spread evenly. I generally omit this step as there is no absolute need for the spread.
- Take 4 serving plates and put a slice of toasted bread in the centre of each. Halve the remaining 4 slices and place onto the serving plate as seen in the illustration above.
- Slice the hard-boiled Eggs lengthwise then put onto the the edges of the plate beside the bread.
- Use a spoon or fork to get the Sausage strips from the bowl and lay them onto the central piece of toasted bread. Hint: A spoon is a better choice as you will need it in the next step plus getting some baked beans onto the toast will not spoil the food.
- Spoon the Baked beans over the Sausages. Keep them on the central piece of toast as much as can be done though.
- Place on a table with a salt and pepper pot. Eat while hot and enjoy.
Converting to a Dinner
Stick to the recipe to enjoy a great lunch. Alternatively, turn it into a dinner with a few additions from our selection of recipes.
Try adding in Potato Wedges as a big boost to the filling element.
Add Red Coleslaw for the healthy vegetables that we keep getting told to eat more of.
Just those two should give you a very filling and healthy dinner.
There are many different ways to serve this. For example, there is every chance that I would have added brown sauce after the picture was taken but before I ate. Then there was yellow mustard on the toast when I would generally prefer wholegrain or Dijon. Then it might have been that a teaspoon or 2 of mayo would have made the eggs taste better.
In short, there are lots of options that you can try and no single one is going to be right for everybody. Go ahead and experiment until you find the one that works best for you and you co-diners.
Standard Note on Baked Beans
Baked Beans in the USA seem to normally include Pork. UK ones do not so I refer to Vegetarian Baked Beans in recipes that use them to reflect the fact that I mean the UK style.